Many countries depend upon tourism to continue to generate profit for their country as well as provide their residents with employment. Businesses in frequently visited countries are able to overturn a greater amount of profit due to tourism, and as such help to support their country. Tourism services that may provide jobs to locals of a specific environment may include: transportation, accommodations, and entertainment services.
Tourism is comprised of many different genres of specialized travel. These genres may include: winter tourism (often involving snow and ice recreational activities), sustainable tourism, eco-tourism, mass tourism, pro-poor tourism, medical tourism (travel to take advantage of medical procedures of another country, possible at a lower cost), doom tourism (travel to locations that are threatening), dark tourism (such as travel for the purposes of visiting graveyards or battlefields), sports tourism, educational tourism, space tourism, creative tourism, and adjectival tourism. Adjectival tourism is made up of a variety of sub-groups that include agri-tourism, war tourism, and nautical tourism, along with many others.